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  • Dividend Portfolio Approaching $20K Annual Income [View article]
    My broker, Wells Fargo, will not allow any account to own MORL, period, end of discussion.
    Apr 1 08:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 17.8%-Yielding CEFL - Diversification On Top Of Diversification, Or Fees On Top Of Fees? [View article]
    All of the ETRACS ETNs are here: http://bit.ly/1i0VuHg
    Apr 1 03:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Portfolio Approaching $20K Annual Income [View article]
    I have not. Wouldn't hurt to try, would it?
    Apr 1 11:50 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Aren't The Dividend Aristocrats And Dividend Champions The Same? [View article]
    Not me. I ignore it.
    Apr 1 10:35 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Portfolio Approaching $20K Annual Income [View article]
    Cash King,

    I hold a number of agency mREITs, all in my IRAs, and a small position in MORL. Like you I would like to sell some of my mREITs and invest in MORL, but there is one snag. My broker will not allow me to own MORL in an IRA.
    Apr 1 12:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Portfolio Approaching $20K Annual Income [View article]
    If the Russell indexes decide to drop the BDCs in May, that could be a good time to buy. I am tracking BDCL and the best quality BDCs and accumulating cash dividends to invest when there is maximum panic in the BDC market.
    Apr 1 12:42 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Portfolio Approaching $20K Annual Income [View article]
    There is a big difference between agency mortgage REITs and those that do not invest in agency paper. The agency mREITs survived.
    Apr 1 12:40 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Aren't The Dividend Aristocrats And Dividend Champions The Same? [View article]
    I ignore them. I wish longrundata used pay date instead of x-div date.
    Mar 31 09:18 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Assessing The Growth Scare At Kinder Morgan [View article]
    Rent Zone,

    The NAPTP has extensive educational materials on MLPs: http://bit.ly/NlzeYG
    Mar 31 12:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why The Highest-Yielding Dividend Stocks Deliver The Best Capital Gains [View article]
    I think you would be wise to take investor psychology into consideration when thinking about how well you might do in the future. Morningstar has calculated how long term investors in some of its mutual funds have actually done compared to total fund performance. The results are illuminating.

    The 15 year total return of the Vanguard Wellington Fund (VWELX) is 7.74%. The 15 year investor return is 6.64%. That is a difference of -14.2%. So if you think you can earn a total return of 15.59% over a long time period, it might be more realistic to change that to 13.37%.

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    Mar 30 11:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why The Highest-Yielding Dividend Stocks Deliver The Best Capital Gains [View article]
    You might want to include an inflation adjustment in your CAGR. If you think inflation will average 3% per year, your CAGR will be 15.88%, and your terminal value will be $2,705,967.
    Mar 30 07:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why The Highest-Yielding Dividend Stocks Deliver The Best Capital Gains [View article]
    I can think of a way to calculate it yourself.

    Start with a CAGR calculator like this: http://bit.ly/10vdm5X

    Plug in your starting value, use $1 million as the ending value, and 38 years. That will give you CAGR. If you start with $10,000, the CAGR is 12.88%.

    Build a spreadsheet. In year 1 use your starting value, apply the CAGR, derive the ending value for the year. Then start year 2 with the end value from year 1 as the starting value, apply the CAGR, derive the ending value for the 2nd year. Wash, rinse, repeat, through year 38. Your milestones will be the end values for each year.
    Mar 30 05:55 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Requiem For Fallen Dividend Aristocrats [View article]
    buyandhold,

    David Van Knapp answers your question about Philip Morris here: http://seekingalpha.co...
    Mar 30 01:10 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 17.8%-Yielding CEFL - Diversification On Top Of Diversification, Or Fees On Top Of Fees? [View article]
    >Since all performance date and actual returns are produced after expense, in these instances at least they are of no consequence.<

    That is what I thought. There is no ex post facto reduction in the ETN performance due to individual CEF expenses.
    Mar 30 12:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Citi names five core MLP holdings, upgrades two others to Buy [View news story]
    The source is Barron's. What can you expect?
    Mar 30 11:45 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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